It has been revealed that Ireland manager, Stephen Kenny thinks that Shane Duffy has made the correct move, in joining Scottish Champions Celtic from Brighton on a season-long loan

As reported by SportsMole, these comments come after former Ireland international, Gary Breen said that Duffy could struggle to get into the national side now due to the lack of quality in the Scottish League.

However, it appears Kenny has backed Duffy on this one, speaking highly of him as a player who he give the captaincy too in the last two fixtures, when both had a conversation about the move

“I did speak to him. When I did sign I was with Ireland so we had a chat and he was delighted that I made the move here and he knows it can help me get better.

“Obviously Celtic play a lot with the ball and a lot higher up the pitch which is something that I wasn’t doing at Brighton so he thinks it can improve my game in that way and just the mentality of winning every single week and if I can bring that to the Ireland squad, he was all for it, of course.”

Duffy has made a brilliant start to life in Glasgow scoring two goals in his opening two games for the club against Ross County and St Mirren.

He looks to be a serious threat in the penalty box but also a solid defender that the club could come to rely on this season.

The big defender will be looking forward to getting back on action on Saturday, at Celtic Park with it being a dream of his to play at ‘Paradise’, when Livingston travel to the East End on Saturday.


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